Video: What It’s Like To Land A 777 At JFK

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There are a lot of aviation related videos on YouTube of varying quality. If you enjoy these kinds of videos, High Pressure Aviation Films has just uploaded a fantastic video showing the process of landing a Boeing 777 at New York’s JFK Airport. The video is of an Air France 777 crew performing the final descent and landing, and it’s fascinating to watch.

What they do especially well with this video is that they provide explanations of each action that the pilots take, so you really know what’s going on. On top of that, it’s a high quality video, and the beautiful view of New York as the plane approaches is the cherry on top.

Here’s the awesome (roughly) seven minute video:

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BOOKED: Singapore New Suites & Business, China Eastern First, China Southern Business

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With 2018 right around the corner, I spent the past several days finalizing some trips that have been in the works for a while. After all, I want to make sure I start 2018 off right in terms of the products I review. I just finalized my latest trip that includes travel in China Southern business class, Singapore’s new A380 business class, Singapore’s new A380 Suites, and China Eastern’s 777 first class.

Here are the details:

Singapore Airlines began offering their new A380 premium cabins between Singapore and Sydney as of December 18, 2017. They didn’t provide much notice in terms of introducing the product, as they only revealed the cabins in November. Prior to that they did drop some hints as to what the first routes with the new cabin would be, but that’s it.

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Korean Air Plans To Retire Their First A380 In 2018

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While Emirates loves their A380s, other than that the A380 has been struggling. None of the other operators of the plane have been able to scale their network with A380s enough to make them “work,” which is why we’re seeing Singapore Airlines return their first five A380s, and we’re also seeing Malaysia Airlines eventually retire their A380s (though they have a bit more life left in them).

It looks like yet another airline is parking their A380s. AirLive is quoting Korean Air’s CEO as saying that the airline intends to retire their first A380 in 2018. Korean Air plans to store the first A380 in Roswell, New Mexico, until a new owner is found (in other words, it may be there forever).

The airline would rather focus on twin engine jets, and is reportedly considering the A350, though I’d be surprised if they place an order. Apparently Korean Air is having trouble filling even half the plane at times, in which case the A380 is a total waste. Korean Air has 10 A380s in their fleet, and we don’t yet know how many they plan on retiring.

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10 Amazing Things To Do In Costa Rica

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There’s a whole heap of incredible and beautiful things to do in Costa Rica. It’s one of those countries that just seems to have everything for us, travellers, to explore. Tropical rainforests, rugged mountains, and serene beaches are commonplace here, making it a great spot if you want to explore the unspoilt nature of Central America. … Continue Reading

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Ultimate Singapore Tourist Attraction: Gardens by the Bay

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The futuristic Supertrees are part of the most well-known places, a must Singapore Tourist Attraction to visit in Gardens by the Bay. Don’t miss the Cloud Forest, Flower Dome and view of the Marina Bay Sands hotel.

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Review: Grand Lounge Elite Mexico City Airport

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We used the Grand Lounge Elite at Mexico City Airport Terminal 1 twice within a week, both before our flight to Santiago, and before our flight back to the US on the way back.

The Grand Lounge Elite can be accessed by Priority Pass members, and there are two locations in Terminal 1 — one is just past the security checkpoint, and the other one is near gate 19, just a short walk away (the second lounge seems to be referred to as “Lounge 19”). Both lounges are open 24/7.

As a reminder, the following are some of the popular premium US credit cards that come with Priority Pass memberships (along with their respective guesting privileges):

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10 Ways To Secure The Best Holiday Deals

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We all want an epic and the best holiday deals, that goes without saying! Best of all, there’s no need to compromise on the travel experiences you love. This guide isn’t about compromise, it’s about still getting exactly what you like, without paying a hefty premium. To be honest, I find it really interesting how … Continue Reading

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Review: American Admirals Club Mexico City Airport

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In the last installment I reviewed the Oneworld Lounge Mexico City Airport, though the Admirals Club is just one level up, so I figured I’d check it out as well.

The Admirals Club is located up two levels from the concourse, on the same floor as the United Club.

The Admirals Club Mexico City is open daily from 4:45AM until 9PM, and can be accessed by club members, oneworld first & business class passengers, and oneworld Sapphire & Emerald members. If you’re based in the US and want to enter based on an Admirals Club membership, your best bet is having the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard® — the card has a $450 annual fee, though the primary cardmember gets an Admirals Club membership, and you can add up to 10 authorized users at no additional cost, and each of them gets Admirals Club access as well.

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Last Chance: Buy Alaska Miles With A 40% Bonus

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Since mid-November, Alaska Mileage Plan has been offering a bonus on purchased miles. I consider Alaska Mileage Plan miles to be one of the most valuable mileage currencies out there, so with a specific purpose in mind I think buying Alaska miles can be a great deal.

Anyway, if you’ve been considering buying Alaska Mileage Plan miles, the clock is ticking. Alaska’s current bonus on purchased miles ends in just a couple of days, on December 28, 2017. The promotion seems to be targeted, based on the fact that you need to log-in before they show you the bonus offer. However, all the accounts that I manage seem to be offering the same bonus.

On the high end it looks like Alaska is offering up to a 40% bonus on purchased miles, though it’s tiered, as follows:

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Emirates Is Cutting First Class To Fort Lauderdale

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In November we learned about some changes that Emirates is making to their Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. The airline only has 10 of these aircraft, and plans on reconfiguring them. Emirates’ 777-200LRs:

— Will no longer feature first class
— Will go from having 266 seats to having 306 seats
— Business class will go from having seven seats per row to having six seats per row, so they’ll be eliminating the middle seat

Well, Emirates has now revealed the first routes to get their new two class 777-200LR aircraft. The first route to have first class cut will be Dubai to Fort Lauderdale. According to @airlineroute, as of March 25, 2018, the route will be operated 3x weekly by a Boeing 777-200LR without first class, and then as of May 2, 2018, it will be operated daily without first class.

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